The Paula Wilshe Award for New Writers in SH and The Marian Kelly Hall of Fame Awards

Who were Paula Wilshe and Marian Kelly and why do they have awards? Paula was a fan who loved to work with and encourage new writers. We wanted to keep her memory alive and celebrate writers like she did, so in 2003 we started the Paula Wilshe (PW). Paula loved fan writers and she loved awards! Check out her fanlore page.

Marian was a Founding Mother in SH fandom. She created award-winning zine stories, art, and letterzine contributions, and ran one of the first Writer’s Workshops at Zebracon in 1980. Most other awards in our fandom had ended, so in 2016, we started the Marian Kelly (MK) Hall of Fame. Check out her fanlore page.

Who’s eligible: For the PW, any writer who first published any Starsky & Hutch writing in any format or genre between January 2013 and August 1, 2019. Writers can only win the award once.

For the MK Hall of Fame, any writer no longer eligible for the PW is eligible for the MK Best Writer Award (unless they have already won it). For the other categories in the MK (Best Writing, Artist, Art, Vidder, Vid), any person or work is eligible that has not won the MK award in their category previously. However, different works by the same creators are eligible.

How can I know if my fav writer is eligible for the PW? Ask them! Or ask other fans. Or ask us. And don’t forget to nominate yourself.

How can I know who or what is eligible for the MK? There are six Best categories: Writer, Writing, Artist, Art, Vidder, and Vid. Individual MK Hall of Fame awards can only be won once.

Check the list of previous winners to make sure the person or work you want to nominate has not won previously.

What if my favorite writer isn’t eligible for the PW anymore? They’re still eligible for the Marian Kelly Award Hall of Fame Best Writer Award (unless they’ve already won it.)

I want to participate. How? Go to our survey for the PW or the MK to nominate:

a) For the PW or MK Best Writer, nominate as many writers as you want, but only nominate each writer once.

b) List author names, email address (if you know it), and where we can find their work (if you know), either with a link or your best guess (AO3,, etc.). If you’re not sure about those details, nominate them anyway.

c) For the other categories of the MK Hall of Fame, the information we need is the same: Creator name, email if you know it, and where we can find their work, if you know. For best writing, art, and vid: the title of the work, who made it, and where it can be found.

d) Send any questions about the PW award to

e) Send any questions about the MK Hall of Fame award to

The person (or work) I wanted to nominate was already nominated by someone else. So I don’t need to nominate them, do I? Actually, you do. The finalists for the awards are determined by how many nominations they receive. So the more people who nominate a person or work help get them closer to becoming finalists.

I sent in nominations already, but want to add more. You can add more nominations by filling out the survey again with new choices. Add your new suggestions but don’t repeat nominations you’ve already submitted.

Then what happens? In both awards, creators and works with the most nominations become finalists. We’ll announce finalists two weeks after nominations close on June 29th at 11:59m EDT .

You can vote for the finalists from July 27th through August 25th.

We’ll announce the winners at SHareCon and post it on line afterwards.

Important note: Since Keri T, Cyanne, and Flamingo are organizing this award, they and their works are not eligible in any category.

SHareCon 2 Years in a Row? We Be Crazy!

After throwing SHareCon every other year since 2000, we’re changing our pattern and holding another con right after SHareCon 2018. We’re doing it to stagger SHareCon with BistoCon, a gathering for the Professionals fandom that some of our members also attend. We’re also doing it because our fandom is really active now, so let’s enjoy!

But a con doesn’t just happen no matter how energetic and creative our con committee is. To pull off a successful con in less than six months, we need your help. We need stories, poems, artwork, and more for our zine. We need vids to fill our vid shows. We need nominations for our awards. We need you to answer food surveys and other polls to determine the best con activities. We need you to initiate and respond to posts on the mailing list and the FaceBook group. And we need you to register for the con and reserve your hotel room, so we can figure out how many are coming. (Note: by registering early, you can both save money and guarantee your space, since membership is limited to 60.)

We’ve got a lot to do and short time to do it in. So, as Dobey would say, we better hit the streets and get hot! SHareCon 2019 will be here before you know it.